We found 1 things to do for Cultural Center of the Philippines! By law, the Cultural Center of the Philippines preserves, promotes, and enhances the country’s cultural heritage. It holds concerts, ballets, art exhibits, stage plays, film screenings, and various cultural events in line with that mission and vision. Read more
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By law, the Cultural Center of the Philippines preserves, promotes, and enhances the country’s cultural heritage. It holds concerts, ballets, art exhibits, stage plays, film screenings, and various cultural events in line with that mission and vision. According to urban legend, though, the CCP is home to the unquiet souls of workers who were killed while the Film Center was being built in the early 1980s for a film fest. During the rushed construction, the ceiling scaffolding collapsed, hurling several workmen down to their deaths on the orchestra floor. Some survived the fall but rather than ordering their rescue and retrieving the bodies of the dead, those in charge ordered the workers above to pour cement into the orchestra. Ghost stories about the place give the place additional allure.
Opened in 1969, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) has achieved much to preserve the nation’s cultural heritage and support the Filipino people’s creative growth. The CCP is not simply a venue for various artistic and cultural events; it also frequently organizes workshops, seminars, and competitions that encourage the growth of aspiring artists. Its museum provides curatorial assistance and organizes workshops on indigenous art forms. The CCP’s Main Building or Tanghalang Pambansa, the most prominent structure on the reclaimed area beside Roxas Boulevard, was designed by leading architect and National Artist Leandro V. Locsin. It has a ramp leading to the entrance, giving its façade a unique look. At night, a huge fountain treats spectators with a light and water show. CCP’s five theaters, two galleries, and three corridors that showcase various artworks are named after famous Filipino artists. It also houses an extensive Filipiniana library. Theaters:1. Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater) –seating capacity is 1,823; has four levels: Orchestra, Boxes, Balcony I, and Balcony II2. Tanghalang Aurelio V. Tolentino (Little Theater) – seating capacity is 4213. Tanghalang Huseng Batute (Studio Theater) – seating capacity depends on size of stage; has two levels: Gallery and Studio featuring a variable stage4. Tanghalang Manuel Conde (Dream Theater) – seating capacity is 100; used for film and video screenings5. Tanghalang Francisco Balagtas (Folk Arts Theater) – housed in a separate building within the CCP Compound; seating capacity is 8,458 Galleries:1. Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery) – 3rd floor; used for large exhibitions 2. Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery) – 4th floor; used for smaller exhibitions and installations3. Bulwagang Carlos V. Francisco (Little Theater Lobby) – opposite the Luz mural; used for large paintings or wall-mounted works4. Pasilyo Victorio Edades – hallway located at the east end of the 4th Floor; showcases the works of new talents5. Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino – along Balcony 1 on the 3rd Floor used for regional art works 6. Pasilyo Vicente Manansala – hallway at the 2nd Floor Attractions inside the CCP compound include the Coconut Palace, Philippine International Convention Center, Sofitel Philippines Plaza Manila (a 5-star hotel), and Star City (amusement park.)
How to get there
By LRT: Vito Cruz, then by Orange shuttle to the CCP compound. By jeepney: with Baclaran or Harrison Plaza signboard—both pass by Vito Cruz St; hail the Orange shuttle.
(Tours) T-S 10am- 6pm. Tours can be arranged through the Theater Operations Department.